Past Conference

Business Perspectives on Emissions Trading and Climate Policy

Nov 30, 2005

About the Event

European and American Business Perspectives on Emissions Trading and Climate Policy

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Roosevelt Hotel
Madison Avenue and 45th Street
New York, New York

On Wednesday, November 30, Resources for the Future (RFF) and Clipore convene a special conference to enhance the understanding of participants from the European Union and the United States on recent developments in emissions trading and climate change policy on both sides of the Atlantic. It will facilitate an exchange of ideas on how companies are dealing with the uncertainty surrounding climate policy and how they can engage the policy process to lessen that uncertainty. Coinciding with the Conference/Member of the Parties (COP 11/MOP1) meetings in Montreal, the conference will include timely discussions on the European Trading System and various bills to be brought up during the next session of the U.S. Congress.

RFF, an independent and nonpartisan think tank, improves environmental, energy, and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective research -- rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences --of the highest caliber. Headquartered in Washington, DC, RFF?s research scope comprises programs in countries around the world.

Clipore is the climate policy research program of the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, or Mistra. Mistra supports strategic environmental research with a long-term perspective, aiming to solve major environmental problems, and is the largest source of funding for environmental research in Sweden. Clipore supports research that is strategically relevant to the management of the climate problem, in a small number of areas in which research is likely to make a contribution not only in Sweden, but also internationally.


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.


  • Philip R. Sharp, President, Resources for the Future
  • Deborah Cornland, Director, Clipore

The European Union Emissions Trading System

  • Moderator: Lars Zetterberg
    Director, Climate Department, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd.
  • Peter Zapfel
    EU ETS Coordinator, DG Environment,
    European Commission
  • Frank Convery
    Heritage Trust Professor of Environmental Policy, University College, Dublin
  • Garth Edward
    Trading Manager, Shell Trading
  • Magid Shenouda
    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.

U.S. Perspectives on Emissions Trading and Climate Policy

  • Moderator: Joseph Kruger
    Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future
  • William A. Pizer
    Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • James R. Hendricks Jr.
    Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, Duke Energy
  • Kevin Fay
    Executive Director, International Climate Change Partnership
12:00 p.m.


Remarks: Senator Jeff Bingaman

1:30 p.m.

Beyond 2012: Corporate Planning for the Long-Term

  • Moderator: Inge Horkeby
    Director, Environmental Affairs, VOLVO AB and Member, Board of Directors, Clipore
  • Michael Parr
    Senior Manager, Government Affairs, DuPont
  • Timothy J. Richards
    Director, International Energy Policy, General Electric Company
  • Christopher T. Walker
    Managing Director, Greenhouse Gas Risk Solutions, SwissRe
3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

James E. Rogers
Chairman and CEO, Cinergy Corp.

4:00 p.m. Adjourn



  • William A. Pizer, University Fellow, Susan B. King Professor and Associate Dean for Programs, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University